The first incident took place at around midnight in Sandys Street, when a man called to the door of a house, and following a verbal altercation, shot a 32 year old man in the leg. In the second incident, a 32 year old man reported that he had been taken from a house at Ardfield Avenue in Warrenpoint sometime between midnight and 1am, by four masked men, put into a dark coloured car and driven to the Armagh Road in Newry where he was then shot in the leg. A blue Volkswagen Passat car was stopped by police in Dungannon yesterday and two men were arrested by police in connection with both shootings.
A 28 year old man and 26 year old man were arrested for kidnapping, attempted murder and possession of a firearm. The 28 year old has been released on bail and the 26 year old remains in custody.
Speaking to Newry Times, Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Simon Walls said, We believe the incidents, which occurred in Sandys Street and Armagh Road in Newry, may be linked.
We would like to hear from anyone who has information which may assist our investigation. Detectives in Newry can be contacted on 101, quoting ref: 46 170915.
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A CARE home worker from Castlederg has admitted assaulting a female resident of the facility at which he was employed. Appearing before East Tyrone Magistrates Court was Terence Whittenham McCann (49) from Churchtown Park, Castlederg who committed the offence at Dungannon Care Home on June 20. He is understood to have been suspended by his employers as soon as the alarm was raised.
District Judge John Meehan said he required pre-sentence reports and ordered McCann to co-operate fully as part of his bail, or face arrest. He is also barred from entering the care home premises or contacting any resident or their families directly or indirectly. Bail was set at 300 and he is to return for sentencing in September.
Posted: 9:55 am August 28, 2015